Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lunahuaná (September 14th - 16th, 2013)

Lunahuaná is a small adventure resort. We probably saw more rafts and quad bikes than people there. Still, the town was not empty, it had quite some people, including tourists. To our pleasant surprise, almost all of the tourists were Peruvians and not foreigners as in other parts of Peru.

We arrived from Paracas by taking a taxi, bus, shared taxi and another shared taxi. It may sound complicated, but it was actually quite a smooth process, and on average we did not need to wait more than ten minutes for the next connection. As we arrived quite late and had not managed to have a proper meal during the whole day, the first thing we decided to do was to go for dinner. Edgar and Verena had recommended us to try a chifa - this is the Peruvian version of a Chinese restaurant. One portion at a chifa happily filled us both. The same evening, we also talked to some agencies to make a plan for the next day.

After breakfast, we had planned to do rafting, because we really liked our Arequipa experience and wanted to repeat it. To our surprise, we were on the raft with a Peruvian family with three kids. Unfortunately, we were in the dry season and the majority of the local river was unusable at the time. There was not much water and for a while I thought that the river is quite boring. Suddenly, I don't know how, I fell out of the raft! Fortunately, our guide managed to pull me in pretty quickly, and I just got a couple of scratches on my fingers.

Before departure

After rafting we rested a bit and then went for lunch. The next activity we wanted to try was riding a quad bike. We booked with our hostel and a friend of the owner took us on a tour. The ride was boring not only for our guide, who was constantly playing with his phone, but actually for us as well. All of the agencies took people on the same route, making it look like a quad bike traffic jam. We were also disappointed to see our guide throw away a plastic bottle onto to the road. This was something we had rarely seen since leaving Bolivia. 

Quad bikes
During the rest of the afternoon we caught up with our blog, and next morning we departed for Lima.

We do not have many pictures of Lunahuaná, but there are still a couple more.

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